Ousmane Dembele has reportedly asked to leave Barcelona in January.
The 105million euros signing from Borussia Dortmund has not been a regular starter under boss Ernesto Valverde this season, struggling to displace Philippe Coutinho from the team.
He came off the bench to score the equaliser in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Atletico Madrid but Goal report that the 21-year-old will be allowed to depart Camp Nou in the forthcoming transfer window if a buyer prepared to pay big money can be found.
The report suggests that Dembele, whose off-field attitude has been questioned in the past, could be used in a makeweight to bring Neymar back to Barcelona. The Brazilian left to join Paris Saint-Germain in the world-record transfer deal of 222million euros in the summer of 2017.
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Arsenal are among the Premier League sides to have been linked with French international Dembele, who is sure to interest many of Europe’s biggest clubs if he is made available for transfer.
Dembele’s current contract runs until the summer of 2022.